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2010-05-04 07:35:00

Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have found that by applying chemicals to manipulate genes in a developing embryo, they've been able to change the brain of one type of cichlid fish to resemble that of another.

2010-04-02 09:15:21

Dr. Christopher Fasano and colleagues used human embryonic stem cells to derive floor plate tissue, an important signaling center during brain development.

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2010-03-26 07:51:59

University of California, Berkeley, biologists have found a signal that keeps stem cells alive in the adult brain, providing a focus for scientists looking for ways to re-grow or re-seed stem cells in the brain to allow injured areas to repair themselves.

2010-02-21 10:55:42

Marcos Frank, PhD, associate professor of Neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, will present information on early brain development and the importance of sleep during early life when the brain is rapidly maturing and highly changeable.

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2010-02-20 08:21:55

Göttingen-based Max Planck researcher decodes a molecular process that controls the growth of nerve cells.

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2010-01-10 14:03:33

Tuberous sclerosis, commonly associated with autism, is linked to defects in axon guidance.

2009-11-25 15:01:41

You wouldn't want a car with no brakes. It turns out that the developing brain needs them, too.

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2009-11-18 14:05:00

At the moment a newborn switches from amniotic fluid to breathing air, another profound shift occurs: nerve cells in the brain convert from hyperexcitability to a calm frame against which outside signals can be detected.

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2009-11-17 10:46:45

Researchers from North Carolina State University have identified a gene that tells embryonic stem cells in the brain when to stop producing nerve cells called neurons.

2009-10-19 07:39:41

New data about amyloid precursor protein, or APP, a protein implicated in development of Alzheimer's disease, suggests it also may have a positive role -- directly affecting learning and memory during brain development.


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